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According to NASA scientist Jay Famiglietti, some of the world’s most unstable regions will face their own severe water shortages in the near future.

Solar panels

There are four big reasons fossil fuel could go the way of the dinosaur sooner than we think.

wind turbines

Leaders are framing the climate crisis in moral language, renewable energy is soaring—and the coal industry is collapsing.

The scientific race toward “precision medicine” is shifting the ethical foundations of public health.

The Atlas Mountains

The fight between terrorism and tourism in Algeria’s Atlas Mountains.

Thanks to the revolution in digital technology, privacy is about to go the way of the eight-track player.

The “logic” of capitalist development has left a nightmare of environmental destruction in its wake.

The future will follow an unpredictable route, but we must still follow a compass called hope. 

Blogs

You can’t squeeze clean water out of dirty business.

April 27, 2015

We look back to the time when a science columnist wrote up one possible replacement for "the fossil fuel which is now so important an element in the existing order of human society."

April 22, 2015

Today, the environment is a controversial issue divided along partisan lines—but it wasn't always that way.

April 20, 2015

As its battle against the Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan intensifies, Big Coal is getting a lot of help from friends in high places.

March 25, 2015

Some Democrats and health groups say this Senate bill is even worse than the outdated Toxic Substances Control Act of 1976.

March 19, 2015

Florida officials have reportedly been banned from using the terms "climate change" and "global warming."

March 9, 2015

Refusing to divest now is an irresponsible and unsustainable abrogation of Harvard’s power.

February 12, 2015

The scariest conclusion of a new comprehensive study is that scientists have no clue what geoengineering would really do to the planet.

February 10, 2015

Tell your election officials to support a new rule that would help protect the drinking water of more than 117 million Americans.

February 10, 2015

Because nothing says "I love you" like refusing to get vaccinated.

February 9, 2015